In a first of its kind deal, Ken Corday, Executive Producer of NBC’s Days of our Lives has enlisted Emmy nominated Michael Caruso, to adapt and produce his original novel, Ladies of the Lake, for a digital platform.
The series will be Executive Produced by Michael Caruso (under his company Michael and Barbara Caruso Productions) and former DAYS and B&B star Kyle Lowder (Ex-Brady), who also stars in the series and was instrumental in spearheading the initial concept to bring the soapy novel to the the small screen. DAYS director and two-time Emmy winner, Sonia Blangiardo will direct the series.
Ladies of the Lake tells the story of four wealthy wives living in the exclusive gated community of Avalon. When their abusive husbands begin to turn up dead, Detective Shawn Daniels (Lowder) launches an investigation, only to discover the many secrets hidden beneath the glossy veneers of Avalon.
The script was penned by award winning writer Michael Caruso, adapted from the novel written by Ken Corday. Caruso noted in a press release: “Ken has been behind us since day one, giving us the freedom and creative control to adapt his novel. He has been incredibly generous throughout the entire process and working alongside Kyle on this has been extraordinary. We are pulling out all the stops to whip up a really fun ride for the audience”.
Kyle Lowder said “Bringing Ken Corday’s novel to life is something that I wanted to do from the first time I read it. To have the opportunity to work with Michael Caruso and all the talent involved, both in front of and behind the camera, is truly inspiring.”
Meanwhile, Ken Corday added “When Kyle and Michael unveiled their vision for transforming Ladies of the Lake into digital episodes, I was delighted. Our creative collaboration is a burst of fresh energy which stays true to the original story and also introduces these beautiful, intelligent, complex women to a broader audience.”
Ladies of the Lake begins production next month. Additional cast announcements will be made next week. Visit www.ladiesofthelakeseries.com and follow @LOTLSERIES1 on Twitter for more updates.
So, what do you think of the news of Ladies of the Lake being made into an online digital series? What do you think of the talents of Michael Caruso and Kyle Lowder spearheading the project behind the scenes, and Lowder starring in front of the camera? Share your thoughts in the comment section below!